Following the Q3 Sportback and the e-tron Sportback, Audi now presents its third crossover utility vehicle, or CUV: the Q5 Sportback. This coupé with dynamic lines addresses customers who appreciate not just an expressive design and technical innovation but also a sporty character and a high level of everyday usability. Topping the line is the SQ5 Sportback TDI. Its three-liter TDI offers concentrated power of 251 kW (341 PS) and 700 Nm (516.3 lb-ft) of torque.
Maserati y Lukaku - Journeys of Audacity
Maserati has chosen the footballer Romelu Lukaku as a symbol of the audacity that distinguishes the new Maserati Era. Ambition, a unique passion and power and the will to excel: these characteristics make the meeting between Maserati and Romelu Lukaku a match of intentions and values. The Belgian national footballer stars in the first Drone Drive aboard his Maserati Levante Trofeo. Driving through the snow covered streets of Milan, on a journey through the memories and images of his childhood, of the young talent destined for a bright career, and of the world class athlete, whose audacity is one of his strengths, both on the stages of world football and aboard his Maserati. High performance and power characterise the brand's DNA, with unique models that are a symbol of Maserati excellence and the propensity to look to the challenges of the future with courage. Maserati Levante Trofeo, with its V8 Twin Turbo petrol engine with GDI direct injection, produced at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, following Maserati specifications, reaches a top speed of 188 mph (302 km/h). The bursting power of the Maserati SUV, which reaches 580 hp at 6,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 730 Nm, is perfectly embodied by Lukaku's skills, whose innate power is combined with formidable technique. “Maserati resembles me, because it combines power and passion. I am happy to represent such a historic and prestigious Italian brand” said the athlete.
After only two weeks’ break, the DTM championship resumes with round three of the season at Zolder. Two Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020s, fielded by Red Bull Alpha Tauri AF Corse, will vie for a valuable result on the Belgian track. Zolder is seen as the home of the DTM, having hosted the first round of the series back in 1984. The DTM last came here in 2002. It is a fast and challenging track full of glamour and history, a little over 4 km long. It offers a mix of slow and ultra-fast turns, high kerbs, and very tight chicanes, demanding maximum driving precision, with no room for error. Once again, a limited audience of 5,000 will be present for all three days of the event. Liam Lawson will take the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 of Red Bull AF Corse. The New Zealander finished second in the previous round at Lausitzring, penalised by the Balance of Performance that left him with less power than his rivals. However, the result could have been better if he had not stalled during a pit stop in Race-2. Lawson will be keen to achieve a strong result for the championship in which he lies second in the overall standings, just four lengths behind Kelvin van der Linde.
On the exterior, the Qashqai's enhanced body stance is more purposeful, with prominent shoulder lines, an extended wheelbase and imposing 20-inch alloy wheels introduced to Qashqai for the first time. The wheelbase of the car has increased by +20mm with the overall length increasing +35mm. There's a marginal increase in height (+25mm) and width has increased +32mm for improved presence on the road. The front end of the all-new Qashqai sports an enlarged Nissan V-Motion grille, finished in chrome with a secondary pinstripe of satin chrome to emphasise its precision. This is flanked by slim, full LED advanced matrix headlamps with boomerang signature daylight running lights. Super tight gaps between all these details create a premium and precise impression. The forward lighting on new Qashqai has been enhanced from the previous model to feature a slimmer, sharper design thanks to the use of LED technology. From the side, the new Qashqai appears more athletic and dynamic, with a single `fast line' that strikes through the car from the front to the rear, giving a very horizontal presence to the car, but also conveying a sense of dynamism. The new generation Qashqai will be available for the first time with 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels (the previous generation offered up to 19-inch wheels). These larger diameter wheels fill the arches and further contribute to the robustness of the car on the road.